Weekly Services

10am Sunday Morning Worship Eucharist & Choir also Livestreamed

Nursery opens at 9:30am & Children's Sunday School 10am

5pm Sunday Evening Contemplative Prayer – Zoom

9am Morning Prayer – Zoom, Monday through Thursday

8pm Compline – Facebook Live, Monday through Thursday

11:45am Thursday Noon Day Prayer – Zoom

Wear Red for the Feast of Pentecost!

May 28, 2023

The Feast of the Pentecost

10am Service

The Rev. Mary Claugus Preaching

Pastor Katie Holeman Presiding

10am Indoor/Outdoor Worship and Livestream

10am Livestream to YouTube, Facebook & the website

For the link visit our homepage right before the service

5pm Contemplative Prayer Zoom Service

The Feast of the Ascension

The Rev. Rodney Davis Preaching

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Happy Memorial Day!

We pray for all those who lost their lives serving our country and peace and comfort to their families.

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The office will be closed Monday May 29th in observation of Memorial Day.

St. Michael's Children & Youth Connection

St Michael's Theater Camp


St Michaels first Theater Day camp will be held June 19th-23rd and 26th-30th. We have students enrolled who are entering 2nd through 9th grade. High school students will be counselors. The campers will perform Annie kids! on June 30th at 5pm in Johnstone Hall.

It is so exciting to offer this opportunity for our entire congregation to support this new ministry, by attending the performance and for those who want to participate. We are looking for volunteers who can help with the meals for the campers during the week. This is a tangible way for St. Michael's to stand with Pastor Katie and the camp crew in welcoming and ministering to the more than 30 campers! They are youth and children from our neighborhood. Involvement can be as little as coming one or two days to help with meals during the two-week camp. Please connect with Pastor Katie if you have questions and want to volunteer.

Godly Play's Summer Break will begin Sunday, June 11th. The Nursery will remain open throughout the Summer. We will resume Godly Play in the fall on Sunday, September 10th.

St. Michael's Learns & Connects

Documentary & Discussion 

This Sunday May 28th at 6pm

In Person & Zoom

This month we will gather May 28 at 6pm in the Friendship Center and on Zoom for our Documentary and Discussion on Immigration. For those new to the group, we gather on the fourth Sunday of the month for a light supper, watch a documentary together, and continue with a discussion.

This will be our last Documentary and Discussion until September as we are going on Summer break. For more information please contact Pastor Katie.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological study provided by the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

The study is done in a seminar class which meets once a week throughout the academic year, about 36 weeks, under the guidance of trained mentors.

This is a small “community” of learners studying together. Although the course materials provide substantial academic content, the focus is on life as ministry and understanding what that ministry may be. The first two years focus on the Old and New Testament, the third year on church history and the fourth year on ethics and philosophy.

EfM teaches how to think theologically and deepens faith and understanding of our Christian heritage. The bonds formed in this small learning community will be deep and long lasting. The program is non-denominational and St. Michael’s class is open to members of other Christian communities. We are now recruiting for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you would like more information, please contact Janice Bowdler, janbowdler@comcast.net , or Ellen Cehand, harbawe1961@gmail.com. Financial assistance is available. 

Sacred Circle Labryinth Walk

Next Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm, Sacred Circle will be meeting in the Friendship Center. Some may use the Labyrinth during their time of reflection. For more information please connect with Kate Muris.

Continuing Studies

Thursday Open Bible Study Meets every Thursday in the Friendship Center (and on Zoom) at 10am - 11:30am. We study the scriptures for the following Sunday. This Sunday (May 28st) we will be studying the texts for The Feast of the Pentecost. For more Bible Study information, please connect with Rev. Mary

Save The Dates!


Welcome Brunch Getting to Know Our New Members

Sunday June 11 at noon

If you are new to St. Michael's and interested in joining us for this Brunch, please rsvp below or contact Kate Muris if you have any questions.


Starry Night Dinner

Saturday July 22nd in the Courtyard

Please mark your calendars for a dinner under the stars in the St. Michael's Courtyard. Details will be coming soon. We are looking for people who are interested in helping out with this event. Please contact Renee Pierce if you are interested in helping out with our Starry Night Dinner!

St. Michael's American River Picnic

Saturday August 26th, 10am

William B. Pond Park, Carmichael

Calling all members to gather at the river for a church-wide picnic! This is especially suited for all St. Michael's river and outdoor enthusiasts, join us! On August 26th, beginning at 10am, we will have a reserved spot at William B. Pond Park in Carmichael with covered seating and a barbecue available if you want to grill. Please bring your lawn chairs, something to share, and your families! There are restrooms nearby.

Those wanting to bike or hike will meet up at 10am and return for a fun picnic after with food and games (for all ages)! There are also plenty of great locations at William B. Pond Park to enjoy time in and on the river. 

We encourage you to bring a potluck dish to share and drop off at the site before the activities. There will be sign ups for those wishing to bike (beginners welcome) or walk the trail. More information about parking fees and additional activities can be found here. For more information, email the office or call and/or text Renée Pierce at 916-539-6495. 

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St. Michael's Serves in the Community

St. Michael’s Annual Diaper Drive

Our 6th annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive benefitting the clients at River City Food Bank is running until Sunday, June 4. Last year we supplied over 13,500 diapers to River City Food Bank, yet they still disappeared in a blink of an eye. This year we are challenging neighboring churches and communities to join us in this year's collections so we can work to double this number! We are grateful for any and all support.

There are a couple ways to support this outreach ministry if you choose to. You can contribute financially by dropping off or mailing a check to St. Michael’s (adding Diapers to the memo line) or making a donation online toward the Diaper Drive using the button below. Or, a St. Michael's favorite, bringing in box(es) of diapers (sizes 3 - 5 are especially in demand by the RCFB clients) to the St. Michael’s office on Sundays and throughout the week during office hours. Thank you for your continued support!

Diaper Drive Donations

River City Food Bank

RCFB is looking to recruit more volunteers on upcoming Fridays. Volunteer openings can be found here. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Pamela Dupzyk, with questions and if you need help with signing up.

Additional outreach opportunities can be found on our website calendar linked below!


St. Michael's Indoor Yard Sale

How can you help?

June 17, 2023 - 8:00am until 2:00pm


  • Call and Invite your Friends and neighbors.
  • Volunteer to put an announcement on your neighborhood news (Next Door etc.), Send an announcement to your Facebook Friends etc.
  • Take a flyer(s) and post wherever you can!
  • Pass out our Book Marks; mail them to your friends.
  • Bring your quality, gently used items to sell.
  • Bring your old eye glasses, readers, and sun glasses for Lions International and the Folsom Prison Project.
  • Bring your used back packs, sleeping bags and tarps for Loaves and Fishes and Carmichael HART.
  • Bring your extra hangers/bags/covered boxes.
  • Volunteer to help during set up week or the day of the sale- see us at coffee hour or call one of us!

Gail 359-3506 … Marcie 488-6960


Please DO NOT bring e-waste- no TV’s, computers, printers, microwaves, etc. will be accepted

Labyrinth Walk This Week

9am Sunday morning & 6pm Wednesday evening

Please consider walking the Labyrinth in the Courtyard before the service on Sunday. We will have another opportunity on Wednesday May 31st at 6pm to walk it. This can be a great spiritual experience that helps with prayer, letting go, and finding peace. For more information please check out our calendar.

Choral Masterworks

by John Cozza, Music Director

The Creation by Joseph Haydn


The anthem sung by the choir this past Sunday, "The Heavens are Telling," is taken from the great oratorio of Haydn's "retirement", The CreationThe Creation (GermanDie Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.

The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten. The work is structured in three parts and scored for sopranotenor and bass soloists, chorus and a symphonic orchestra. In parts I and II, depicting the creation, the soloists represent the archangels Raphael (bass), Uriel (tenor) and Gabriel (soprano). In part III, the bass and soprano represent Adam and Eve.

The first public performance was held in Vienna at the old Burgtheater on 19 March 1799. The oratorio was published with the text in German and English in 1800.


For more information, here is a link to the Wikipedia entry: 


And here is a recording in English with Early Music Performance Pioneer Christopher Hogwood and his original-instruments ensemble The Academy of Ancient Music:

On-Going Announcements

St. Michael's Men’s Breakfast

Men's breakfast is on the first Saturday of every month at FlapJacks Diner. The group meets at 8am at the restaurant. FlapJacks Diner is on El Camino Ave. Please reply to Jim Dodds so he will have an idea of the numbers. If you have any additional questions, please contact the office.

Centering Prayer

All are welcome to come and pray! Centering prayer meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month via Zoom. Newcomers are welcome to come at 6:45pm for a Centering Prayer Newcomer Orientation. Centering Prayer begins at 7pm. We will offer a 20 minute centering prayer sit, followed by a variety of contemplative practices. They may include: Lectio Divina, experiential spirituality and occasionally a guest speaker. For more information, please contact the office 916.488.3550 or Chuck Schaller 916.390.3465.

Prayers for Pregnant Women & Their Babies

We have an ongoing relationship with the Episcopal Sisters at the Order of Julian of Norwich monastery who pray daily for pregnant women and their babies. If you have name(s) of loved one(s) who are expecting that you would like to have included in the sisters' prayers, please email Fr. Rod at fatherrod@stmichaelscarmichael.org.

Giving Thanks with Flowers!

You can still remember your loved ones and celebrate important moments in your life with the gift of flowers to the church.  

If you would like to give in this way, please let the office know

and what you would like to give thanks for in the bulletin. You can send a check (or drop it off) to the office or pay on-line.  

St. Michael's Hours

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 1pm

Sanctuary and Courtyard are open during office hours. Please let the office know you will be coming. Call 916.488.3550 or email.

Pastoral Hours

Rev. Mary will be available on request. Please call the office to schedule.


Pastor Katie's office hours are Mondays, 9am - 11am.


Thank you all for generously supporting St. Michael's and our ministries. We are accepting pledge payments through the mail. We are also accepting online giving. You may have to set up an account to do so. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kate Muris.

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2140 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608
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